Following the international trend, Sérvulo has been actively engaged in the field of technological and space development, providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary legal support. This includes navigating regulatory dynamics related to access to activity, licensing, and interactions with regulatory bodies. Additionally, Sérvulo negotiates associated business structures, including both public and private financing, and defends intellectual property rights inherent to software programs and other technological resources.

Sérvulo already boasts a significant client portfolio and has participated in various innovative projects in the national and international space sector, both public and private. They assist clients in development, implementation, licensing, and regulatory compliance, working closely with regulators and other public authorities. Despite the evident and complex regulatory landscape, Sérvulo always strives to find innovative legal solutions tailored to the client’s needs. Ana Rita Paínho, the coordinating partner of the new area, emphasizes that this sector is pioneering and highly dynamic.

Ana Rita Paínho

The newly established Space Law practice area comprises a team of lawyers with substantial experience supporting various stakeholders in the industry. This includes companies involved in satellite development and launch for telecommunications, products with space applications, and manufacturers of space modules. The team also covers various other actors and industries related to space industry development, particularly in the software development and associated applications sector.

The team includes Ana Mira Cordeiro and Inês Sá (senior associates), Paulo Meireles de Oliveira (associate), and Anna Uskova (foreign lawyer).”

Many satellites have been used for observing the Earth and the atmosphere, allowing us to monitor watercourse resilience, threats to biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions. An example of this work is the Portuguese satellite Aeros MH-1, recently launched into space. The Aeros MH-1 was deployed aboard a SpaceX rocket, Elon Musk’s space company. This nanosatellite, weighing 4.5 kilograms, will be positioned 510 kilometers above Earth’s surface.

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